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    • 10 Feb 2016
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (EST)
    • Holiday Inn Charlottesville-University Area 1901 Emmet Street Charlottesville, VA 22901

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016
    8:30am - 9:30am


    Holiday Inn Charlottesville-University Area

    1901 Emmet Street

    Charlottesville, VA  22901



    Click here to register!

    Please join us for our first Charlottesville Breakfast Forum of the 2015-2016 Season. 



    Wishing everyone a very happy holiday season!!

     

    And while we are getting ready to slow down for this year, I wanted to get something on the calendar for 2016

     

    Save the Date!!


    For now the topic will be an open forum, unless someone has a burning topic to discuss.

    So come join us for an hour of lively discussion….

    - Building a Professional Network

    - Opportunities for networking while traveling.

    - Maintaining relationships

    -Time Management – tips for keeping work out of our personal lives

    And any other fun topics of conversation you would like to bring.



    A big THANK YOU to Bridget Merker for hosting us!!


    Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to:
    ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellation penalties outside 3 days from event date: Full Refund
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund
     




    • 03 Mar 2016
    • 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EST)
    • Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center 2401 W Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23220
    Thursday, March 3, 2016                        
     
     
                                
    3:30pm - 6:30pm

    Location: Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center

    2401 W. Leigh Street

    Richmond, VA 23220


    Click here to register!



    Session Title: “Power Up! Critical Trends and Essential Strategies to Energize Your Professional Event”
    Session Description: 

    Today's meeting planners are increasingly asked to do magic – create energizing events that further organizational goals, attract Millennials to Boomers, and meet budget/revenue demands. These are tough challenges but they can be met when you focus on creating an event where participants say “Wow, this is amazing!  I can’t wait for the next one.”


    Learner Objectives:

    • The big "why", compelling "what" and powerful "how" you need to know to make your events rock
    • How to select topics participants really want
    • What to watch to avoid choosing a boring, prima donna speaker
    • Why you shouldn't use panels - at least not in the standard form
    • The creative solution to make your event's networking easy and fun


    CMP Domain:
    Domain G: Meeting or Event Design (1.25 Clock Hours)



    The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Pre-Check logo is not an endorsement by the Convention Industry Council of the quality of the session.

    This logo means that this session has met the criteria to be pre-approved for CMP certification



    Schedule

     2:00pm-3:30pm
    Board Meeting

     3:30pm - 4:00pm

    Registration 

     3:30pm - 4:00pm
    New member Orientation-Maximizing your membership (General Membership)

     4:00pm - 5:15pm

    Education

     5:15pm - 6:30pm

    Networking Reception

     


    Speaker: Mary Foley

    Title:  Woman in Charge

    Company:  Bodacious! Ventures, LLC


    Mary Foley believes that successful careers and events don't just happen – they are engineered.  That's why she has combined her engineering education, passion for inspiring professional women and two decades of live program experience to help women (and today a few smart men) create the careers they really want AND help meeting planners create the events that today’s professionals demand.

    Mary began sharing career advice after her 10-year career at AOL - when AOL was cool - where she started as an $8 an hour customer service rep and rose to become the company’s first head of corporate training. Known for her uncommon insights, candidness and humor, Mary is the author of three books including Bodacious! Career: Outrageous Success for Working Women, featured blogger on WorkingMother.com, engaging facilitator, and energizing speaker who refuses to wear a pocket protector. 

    In a surprising turn of events, Mary has appeared on the cover of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine and spoofed on the E! Entertaining TV show The Soup

    For more, go to maryfoley.com.


     

    Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to:
    ceer@paragon-group.com

    Cancellation penalties do apply:

    Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10

    Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25

    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund


    • 14 Apr 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina 700 Settlers Landing Road Hampton, VA 23669
    Thursday, April 14, 2016                        
     
     
                                
    11:00am - 1:30pm

    Location: Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina

    700 Settlers Landing Road

    Hampton, VA 23669


    Click here to register!


    More information coming soon!


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    Schedule

      9:00am - 11:00am
    Board Meeting

     11:00am -11:30am

    Registration 

     11:30am - 12:30pm

    Lunch

     12:30pm - 1:30pm

    Education

     


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    Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to:
    ceer@paragon-group.com

    Cancellation penalties do apply:

    Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10

    Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25

    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund


    • 05 May 2016
    • 9:30 AM
    • 06 May 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • TBD
    2016 MPI Virginia Board Retreat

    May 5-6, 2016

          
    Location:  TBD


    Cost
    :    FREE!
     
    Who should attend?
    Invitations will be sent to the invited attendees for this meeting when registration is on website. 
     

    Retreat Agenda
    Full agenda coming soon!
    Dates and times subject to change as agenda is set.

    Thursday, May 5, 2016
    9:30am-4:30pm
    Retreat            
    4:30pm-6:00pm MPI After 5 Event 
    6:00pm  Board Dinner 

    Friday, May 7, 2016
    8:00am-2:00pm
    Retreat            


    How can I book a room?
    Room charges are the responsibility of each individual board member.   







    • 02 Jun 2016
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Richmond International Raceway 600 East Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222
    June Board Induction and Award Nominee Announcements
    Thursday, June 2, 2016

    Richmond International Raceway

    600 E. Laburnum Avenue

    Richmond, VA 23222



    Click here to register



    9:30am 11:00am Board Meeting 
    11:00am 11:30am  Registration/Networking 
    11:30 – 12:00pm 
    12:00pm – 1:00pm  Lunch 
    1:00pm 1:30pm  Award Nominee Announcement and Installation of new Officers 

     


    Annual Award Nominations
     

    For the second year in a row, our we will celebrate our award winners during the Annual Education Conference in August.  The annual awards will be a showcase evening event during the conference.  It will provide a wonderful stage to recognize our dedicated volunteers as well as provide a fun and exciting networking event!  
     
    In addition to some of our normal award categories we have also added some new categories that align with the MPI Global RISE Awards. Winners of these three awards will be nominated by the chapter for the MPI Global RISE awards in that category and have a shot at an international award.  
    Nominations will be open until May 27th. The top 3 nominees will be announced and recognized at the June Meeting. The final winner of each category will be announced At the Awards Event in August.

    Click here to nominate



    2016-2017 Board of Director Inductions

    Join us in congratulating the incoming MPI Virginia Board of Directors:  

    President:
    President-Elect:
    Immediate Past President:

    VP of Finance:
    VP of Membership:

    VP of Education:

    VP of Communications:
    Director of Leadership Development:

    Director of Fundraising:
    Director of Sponsorship:

    Director of Recruitment:

    Director of Member Care:

    Director of Monthly Meetings:








    Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to:
    ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund
    • 17 Aug 2016
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • 19 Aug 2016
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Hilton Richmond Downtown 501 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219


     



       
         

        
    Wednesday, August 17-19, 2016

    Hilton Richmond Downtown
    501 East Broad Street
    Richmond, VA 23219 



    Get ready for a fun filled, action packed conference 



    Sponsorships are being sold now.  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Caroline Ball 
    or Megan Seagram
    Annual Conference Co-Chairs





    Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to:
    ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund
    • 08 Sep 2016
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • TBD
    Thursday, September 8, 2016                        
     

     
                                
    11:00am - 1:30pm

    Location: TBD


    More information coming soon!


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      9:30am-11:00am Board Meeting
     11:00am-11:30am New Member Orientation

     11:00am - 11:30am

    Registration & Networking 

     11:30am - 12:30pm

    Lunch

     12:30pm - 1:30pm

    Education

     


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    Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to:

    ceer@paragon-group.com

    Cancellation penalties do apply:

    Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10

    Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25

    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund


    • 03 Nov 2016
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • TBD
    Thursday, November 3, 2016                        
     

     
                                
    11:00am - 1:30pm

    Location: TBD


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      9:30am-11:00am Board Meeting
     11:00am-11:30am New Member Orientation

     11:00am - 11:30am

    Registration & Networking 

     11:30am - 12:30pm

    Lunch

     12:30pm - 1:30pm

    Education

     


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    Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to:

    ceer@paragon-group.com

    Cancellation penalties do apply:

    Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10

    Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25

    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund


    • 01 Dec 2016
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • TBD

    MPI Virginia Holiday Luncheon and Auction Fundraiser

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    10:30am - 1:30pm

    Location:  TBD


    Schedule

      9:00am - 10:30am Board Meeting 
     10:30am-11:00am New Member Orientation
     10:30am - 11:00am Registration, Silent auction & Networking 
     11:00am - 12:30pm Luncheon and Silent auction
     12:30pm - 1:30pm Auction check out


    Silent Auction!

    Our Silent Auction is known for it's creative gift baskets and unique holiday giveaways . GET CREATIVE!  MPI Virginia members love buying baskets, art, and unique items - in addition to those wonderful hotel stays and tickets!





    Event Cancellations
     must be submitted in writing to:
    ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund
     


       
       

Past events

04 Feb 2016 MPI-VA CMP Recognition Reception
07 Jan 2016 MPI-VA January Monthly Education Meeting
03 Dec 2015 Holiday Luncheon and Auction Fundraiser
23 Nov 2015 CMP Boot Camp - November 2015
11 Nov 2015 November Charlottesville Breakfast Forum
05 Nov 2015 November Monthly Education Meeting
22 Oct 2015 MPI Virginia 2015 Fall Board Retreat
22 Oct 2015 MPI VA October After Five
10 Sep 2015 September Education: Use All The Crayons! The Colorful Guide to Simple Human Happiness
20 Aug 2015 MPI Virginia Chapter Annual Awards Reception & Dinner
20 Aug 2015 MPI Virginia Chapter Annual Education Conference & Awards Ceremony
20 Jul 2015 CMP Boot Camp - July 2015
23 Jun 2015 June Charlottesville Breakfast Forum:
04 Jun 2015 June Networking & Induction Meeting
07 May 2015 May Education: The Most Overlooked Contract Clauses You Can't Afford to Ignore
29 Apr 2015 April Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Let's Talk Best Practices!
28 Apr 2015 MPI After Five
28 Apr 2015 VAMPI 2015 Annual Board Retreat
05 Mar 2015 March Education: Let Us Break Bread Together: Using Food in your Recipe for Success
19 Feb 2015 VAMPI CMP Recognition Reception
05 Feb 2015 February Education: Do it Well. Make it Fun.
28 Jan 2015 January Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: 2015 Meetings Outlook
08 Jan 2015 State of the Industry with Kevin Kirby, MPI International Chairman of the Board
11 Dec 2014 Holiday Luncheon and Auction Fundraiser: Members may bring a guest for free!
06 Dec 2014 EDMARC Gift Wrapping Community Service Project
24 Nov 2014 CMP Boot Camp
14 Nov 2014 November Education: Leveraging Social Media for Planners & Suppliers
07 Nov 2014 VAMPI Mid-Year Board Retreat
04 Nov 2014 November Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Contracts!
01 Oct 2014 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum 2014-2015 Kick-Off
11 Sep 2014 September: Unlocking a Data Conscious Culture
13 Aug 2014 2014 VAMPI/HSMAI Annual Education Conference
21 Jul 2014 CMP Boot Camp
05 Jun 2014 VAMPI 2014 Awards Luncheon
13 May 2014 2014 VAMPI Board Retreat
21 Apr 2014 CMP Boot Camp
10 Apr 2014 April Education: ZOMBIES 2030! Taming the Most Challenging Conference Imaginable
27 Mar 2014 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: March 2014
20 Mar 2014 Meeting Professionals' Industry Fair
06 Mar 2014 March Education: Quickfire with Bob Mellinger
20 Feb 2014 VAMPI CMP Support Program: “Committed to Making Professionals”
06 Feb 2014 February Education Meeting: Building a Legacy of Leadership
29 Jan 2014 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: January 2014
09 Jan 2014 January Education: Virginia Travel Industry Updates
05 Dec 2013 Holiday Auction & Luncheon
12 Nov 2013 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Let’s talk about Food and Beverage!
07 Nov 2013 Speed Learning - Industry Roundtable Discussions
06 Nov 2013 2013-2014 VAMPI Board Midyear Retreat
28 Oct 2013 CMP Boot Camp
03 Oct 2013 Risk Management & Event Insurance
26 Sep 2013 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Discover how your fellow planners and suppliers expect to see 2014 shape up.
12 Sep 2013 True Innovation: Inspiring Your Audience
15 Aug 2013 CAMP VAMPI! Campfire Gathering (Guests Only)
15 Aug 2013 CAMP VAMPI! Annual Education Conference
29 Jul 2013 CMP Boot Camp
26 Jun 2013 Tidewater Breakfast Forum: Thinking Outside the Box
18 Jun 2013 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Benefits and Options for Advancing your Career
06 Jun 2013 VAMPI Awards Reception & Dinner
29 May 2013 Tidewater Breakfast Forum: Are you in the Business of being an Exceptional Business?
23 May 2013 2013-2014 VAMPI Board Retreat
02 May 2013 “Experience plus Education equals Success”
17 Apr 2013 EVENT CANCELLED Wine with VAMPI
28 Mar 2013 From Logistics to Strategy: A Journey into the Mind of the Ultimate Decision Maker
26 Mar 2013 How to Achieve the Perfect Atmosphere at your Event
25 Feb 2013 Used any cool technology lately?
21 Feb 2013 VAMPI CMP Support Program: “Committed to Making Professionals”
07 Feb 2013 “LET ME HELP!: Volunteers in Special Events Administration”
15 Jan 2013 Richmond Breakfast Forum
10 Jan 2013 Virginia Travel Industry Updates Panel Discussion
15 Dec 2012 Got Community? EDMARC Gift Wrapping Event
12 Dec 2012 "What's Your Plan B?"
06 Dec 2012 Naked Negotiating & Holiday Auction
13 Nov 2012 CMP Exam: What You Need to Know About the New CMP Application Guidelines
01 Nov 2012 Meet Like A Mouse: Apply Theme Park Methodology
23 Oct 2012 Risky Business: Planner & Business Partners Prepare for Contingencies?”
16 Oct 2012 Is Your Head Spinning? Charlottesville Breakfast Forum
05 Oct 2012 “Maximizing Attendee Engagement with Mobile Apps”?
27 Sep 2012 VAMPI Unique Meets Tour 5
18 Sep 2012 Mobile Apps: What’s it all about? - Richmond Breakfast Forum
13 Sep 2012 Working Professionally From the Road
23 Aug 2012 2012 Annual Education Conference